Shamayim is a major talent as a global fashion photographer. He has a knack for making both the fashion and model seamlessly one and beautiful. Not unlike a 21st century Gordon Parks, Shamayim often shoots at exotic locations to create not just an environment but a backstory for the fashion and a lifestyle for the beauty.”
— Aaron Bryant, curator at Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Shamayim is a fashion photographer who presents the world and his bevy of diverse high fashion models oftentimes in stark black and white from dynamic angles.
— Christopher Malcolm , Fstoppers
Traveling to remote areas of the world to capture an image, Shamayim realizes the power that he holds within the scope of his lens. Photography, and specifically fashion photography images, has the power to influence millions.
— DARON PRESSLEY, Black Enterprise Magazine
Shamayim is synonymous with building a strong and beautiful representation of Black culture.
— Kierna Mayo, former Editor-In-Chief Ebony Magazine

SHAMAYIM {shaw-mah'-yim) is a professional photographer with a concentration in fashion, editorial, advertising, and beauty. His work has become synonymous with exotic locations and dramatic story telling concepts. SHAMAYIM's work can be seen gracing magazines and advertising campaigns in the United States, South Africa, Egypt, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, The Caribbean, Portugal, Turkey, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates.

Shamayim was honored as TIME Magazine's "12 African American Photographers you should be following" right now". His nominator's included Awol Erizku, artist; Azu Nwagbogu, director African Artists’ Foundation; Carrie Mae Weems, artist; Deborah Willis, chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; Derrick Adams, artist; Jamel Shabazz, artist; John Edwin Mason, Associate Professor at University of Virginia; Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Brooklyn Museum; Kalia Brooks, Adjunct Professor in the Photography and Imaging Department in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; and the staff of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Shamayim has been recognized by Aaron Bryant curator of the Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Shamayim was honored as BE Modern Man by Black Enterprise Magazine.

SHAMAYIM has worked with numerous established brands including Netflix, Loreal Inc, Fashion Fair Cosmetics, Mizani, Lamborghini, Lou La Vi, BMW, Canon, DJI, Zara, Ocean Rebel, Dexter Gill, Shop Apes, C.E Clothier, Citizen ECigar, amongst many others. 

Shamayim's September Issue Cover feature for Ebony magazine became the best selling issue of the publication for the year of it's publication. The issue featured super model Winnie Harlow along with several of the current top models of color. Shamayim followed that issue with photographing Ebony Magazine's first "Men's Style" Issue cover.

Shamayim’s celebrity clients include The Legendary Root’s Crew, John Witherspoon, Loretta Divine, Lynn Whitfield, Bill Dukes, Garret Morris, Ruth Carter amongst others.

Shamayim is the Founder and Publisher of The Shacaro Luxury Book.

Brand Instagram @shamayim

Personal Instagram @shamayim.shacaro



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